Holiday Horror: DISMEMBERING CHRISTMAS Available on DVD

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Extras include:
Audio commentary with Actor/Director Austin Bosley
Audio commentary with Writer/Producer Kevin Sommerfield
Bloopers
Fly on the Set: Making Of Dismembering Christmas
Theatrical Trailer
Teaser Trailer


Dismembering Christmas DVD




Don’t forget to also pick up a Dismembering Christmas Limited Edition Tee!
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Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Tyler Hall (Slasher Studios Presents Drips)

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On a brand new episode of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield and Andrew Beirl will be chatting with Tyler Hall, the director and co-writer of the upcoming slasher DRIPS. The film is being co-produced by Slasher Studios and is sure to be a hell of a lot of fun. Tune in Thursday night at 10PM central to catch the bloody show and make sure to call in with any questions you might have. Become a Drips backer today for some killer rewards.

To listen in live or check out an archive:
Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Tyler Hall (Slasher Studios Presents Drips)

Very Limited DVD Quantities Remain for DON’T GO TO THE REUNION

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We are down to our final case of DVDs for Don’t Go to the Reunion and once these are gone, they are gone forever! While supplies last, we are giving away a free 11 x 17 Don’t Go to the Reunion poster with every DVD purchase through Slasher Studios. It makes for a bloody good gift and we want to share the slasher goodness with you. Lots of special features (check out the list below). Remember, these are region free dvds with exclusive extras you won’t find anywhere else and you must purchase through the link below to receive your free poster.

Killer Features
* Audio Commentary with the filmmakers
* Trailer
* Blooper Reel
* “Class of 2004” Yearbook
* Slasher Studios short films (Teddy, Popularity Killer, Blood Brothers)

Plot synopsis:
Scott Rantzen (Brady Simenson) is a horror movie loving misfit who is teased by the popular students in school. When a date with the very popular and very beautiful Erica Carpenter (Stephanie Leigh Rose) backfires, he feels as though his life is ruined. Ten years later, the gang reunite for their class reunion. Little do they know that someone is waiting for them and ready to see that they pay for what they did. Is Scott back for revenge and will the old gang survive to tell the tale? It’ll be more gore for Class of 04.

Get your special edition DVD today.





Why We Love: “Crimson Peak” (2015) Review

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On Tuesday I watched Crimson Peak (2015) in theaters in IMAX together with a friend of mine. I have been anticipating the release of this movie for months. The trailers and official stills really grabbed my attention and the cast is simply fantastic. Guillermo Del Toro is truly a one of a kind director and Crimson Peak is actually the first film that I’m watching from this director. I do own some of his movies like: Mimic, Blade II, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, but I haven’t yet seen any of them. After having watched Crimson Peak, I definitely respect and honor Guillermo as a director and creator. His work behind the camera is outstanding and literally every shot in this movie looks mesmerizing and exquisite.

The acting performances are flawless by everyone involved. Mia Wasikowska once again proves that she’s one of the best young actresses working today. One of her best performances to date and her character is a very interesting protagonist. Jessica Chastain definitely stole this entire movie with her stone cold portrayal of Lucille Sharpe. This woman is seriously long over due to win an Oscar. Such an immensely talented actress. Tom Hiddleston stole my heart when he appeared on screen from the very start to finish. What a charming and handsome actor with brilliant acting chops. Charlie Hunnam, while not on screen too often, did a fantastic job as well. I admit that the story was a little different than I initially thought it was gonna be, but it was very interesting as I’ve never quite seen anything like this movie before. The costumes, set design, cinematography, creature effects and especially the art direction are fascinating and absolutely stunning. I loved the suspense and sense of dread throughout the movie and it’s a beautiful and haunting ghost story.

It is an amazing movie to experience on IMAX format and I encourage everyone to go out and see Crimson Peak on the big screen. It’s truly one of the best movies of the year! Definitely buying it on Blu-ray when it comes out.

–Ferdi Akkulak

Good Cast, Bad Movie: DEMONIC (2015) Review

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Last Friday I watched Demonic (2015) for the first time. This was the latest DVD screener I received from my job to review. I only knew this movie existed because it was produced by James Wan, who directed The Conjuring. I wasn’t aware of the talented actors that were attached to this movie. I went in with low expectations and I have to say that I was still extremely disappointed when all was said and done.

The story is so unoriginal and not once did this movie try to add something fresh to an already worn out concept. The acting performances by the cast is solid enough and actually makes up for a lot of the flaws this movie suffers from. Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy), Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Dustin Milligan (Shark Night), Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Megan Park (So Undercover) and Scott Mechlowicz (EuroTrip) were definitely the standouts. It’s a shame these talented actors got wasted on a bad movie like this. Demonic has a fair share of cheap jump scares, but only one of them worked effectively. The camerawork isn’t very stable all the time and the make-up effects were awful in some scenes. With a running time of well under 80 minutes (excluding end credits) the movie may seem short, but when looking at the very sudden ending it’s clear that a lot of scenes ended up on the cutting room floor or the money simply ran out. The ending of this movie is very unsatisfying and leaves the viewer with so many unanswered questions. The illogical plot twist near the end wasn’t very believable either. The combining of found footage and standard camerawork was one of the few aspects that I liked about this movie.

Demonic is nothing more than a missed opportunity. The makers weren’t thinking outside the box and a very talented cast got wasted in the process. Leave your brain at the door when watching this movie, or better yet: don’t watch this movie. Unless you’re a fan of one of the cast members. James Wan should really stick to directing movies.

–Ferdi Akkulak

“Dismembering Christmas” Slashes Open First Public Screening

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TOMORROW NIGHT! Dismembering Christmas will be screening at Images Bar in Appleton, WI at 7PM. Writer/producer Kevin Sommerfield will be there for the screening with dvds, posters, soundtracks, and limited edition blurays for sale during the event. The always incredible Kyle Conn will be the bartender so make sure to come on down and check out the film, have a few drinks, and support some indie horror!

Can’t make it? You can still pick up your slasher goodies here:
All dvds and blurays are region free and all blurays are individually numbered. Once these 300 are sold out, these will never be reprinted again.

Extras include:
Audio commentary with Actor/Director Austin Bosley
Audio commentary with Writer/Producer Kevin Sommerfield
Behind-the-scenes documentary with exclusive clips (only available on bluray)
Bloopers
Fly on the Set: Making Of Dismembering Christmas
Interview with Writer/Producer Kevin Sommerfield (only available on bluray)
Theatrical Trailer
Teaser Trailer

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Dismembering Christmas DVD




Don’t forget to also pick up a Dismembering Christmas Limited Edition Tee!
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Horror Anthology “Hole in the Wall” Now Available on DVD

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Slasher Studios was proud to be a part of this awesome horror anthology. Filmmakers from around Wisconsin were asked to create this loving nod to grindhouse and exploitation, John Waters style. We hope you have a sick, twisted, and most importantly, fun time with it!

DESCRIPTION:
7 nightmarish films from the people that brought you SWAMPHEAD, INCEST DEATH SQUAD, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH THE DEAD, FLESH EATING FOG, and DON’T GO TO THE REUNION.

A brute shows a local boy hell through his haunted ax, the streets of Madison are stalked by a deranged sexual psychopath, Ed Gein is resurrected as a dentist with a penchant for extraction, the flipside of the American family screams itself to life, and an elicit drug transforms a singer into the angel of death!!!

Directed by:
Derrick Carey – Rabid Child FIlms
Cory J Udler – Shalenn Productions
Greg Johnson – Two Horned Unicorn
Rob Michels / Carolyn Baker – Screaming like Banshees
Steve Goltz / Kevin Sommerfield – Slasher Studios

INCLUDED ON DVD:

– 80 minute Uncut version of film
– 30 minute Behind the scenes featurette
– 2 audio commentaries with the directors
– trailer
– Splatreel


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Why We Love: “Fright Night” (1985)

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“Fright Night” is quite possibly the best vampire movie that I have ever seen. The mood, the setting, the atmosphere…everything in this movie works. From beginning to end, this film reeks of dread and, more so, the 1980’s. I don’t mean that to be a smack in this movies face, I truly mean that as the ultimate compliment. If one were to make a time capsule of the movies that embodied each decade, this movie, along with “Heathers”, would have to be near the top of my list for movies to include. There is not a single damn thing that I don’t like about this movie. “Fright Night” made vampires scary, erotic, and fun. Compare this to “Twilight” and you will see there is no comparison.

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Senior Citizens of Horror

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On this week’s episode of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield and Andrew Beirl will be discussing their favorite senior citizens of the horror genre. Click on the link below and find out which grannies and grandpas make the killer cut!

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Senior Citizens of Horror

DISMEMBERING CHRISTMAS Now Shipping on DVD

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Dismembering Christmas is now shipping on DVD. Now is your chance to own the critically acclaimed slasher that critics are losing their heads over!

“Lots of Imaginative Kill Scenes!” The Blood Shed
“A No-Brainer For the Horror Fans On Your Christmas List This Year.” -Body Count Horror
“The Perfect Winter Chill!” -Hacked in the Head
“Five stars!” -A Slice of Horror
“Two Bloody Thumbs Up!” -Brothers Grim
“Fantastic kills and a Demented Delight!” -LA Horror
“If you’re a fan of old school horror, and appreciate style and wit, this is a must see!” -Thought Catalog

Region Free DVD Extras include:
Audio commentary with Actor/Director Austin Bosley
Audio commentary with Writer/Producer Kevin Sommerfield
Bloopers
Fly on the Set: Making Of Dismembering Christmas
Theatrical Trailer
Teaser Trailer

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Dismembering Christmas DVD




Don’t forget to also pick up a Dismembering Christmas Limited Edition Tee!
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